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The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.  - Erich Fromm
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Erich Fromm
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Born: March 23, 1900

Died: March 18, 1980 (aged 79)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Psychologist

Bio: Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory.

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